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Alta Campbell
TULIA - Funeral services for Alta Stallings Campbell, 92, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home in Lubbock.

Mrs. Campbell died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, in Lubbock.

She was born in Tulia where she had been a longtime resident. She was a member of First Baptist Churches in Lubbock and Tulia.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Green of Lubbock and LouRee Lyle of Pampa; a sister, Edith Shannon of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Swisher County Museum, 127 S.W. Second St., Tulia, TX 79088; or to a favorite charity.
 

Rex Chitwood

CANYON - Memorial services for Rex Edward Chitwood, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Bales, pastor, and the Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor, officiating.

Private burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Mr. Chitwood died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, in Amarillo.

He was born May 21, 1922, in Tipton, Okla. He graduated from Olton High School and Texas A&M University, where he received a bachelor´s degree in civil engineering. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from the Texas Highway Department.

He was a member of Sunset Kiwanis Club, Fist United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee and administrative board, and was a 50-year member of the Olton Masonic Lodge 1257.

On March 25, 1951, he married Kathryn Abernathy in Leonard.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kay Johnson of Lubbock; two brothers, Dale W. Chitwood of Olton and Jack R. Chitwood of Austin; and three grandchildren.

A son, Mark Edward Chitwood, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1818 Fourth Ave., Canyon, TX 79105, or to a favorite charity.
 

Horace C. O´Neal Jr.

OLTON - Funeral services for Horace Clarence O´Neal Jr., 74, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. W. Johnson, the Rev. L. Brooks, the Rev. C. Mullins and the Rev. C. Joiner, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. O´Neal died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, in Horizon Specialty Hospital in Lubbock after a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Marlin and moved to Olton in 1967 from Frederick, Okla. He worked for 18 years for Olton Grain Co-Op as a grain elevator operator. He retired in 1985.

He was a member of Bohner Chapel Church.

On Sept. 18, 1989, he married Jettie Sue Shaw in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; seven daughters, Hattie Pearl O´Neal of Lubbock, Girtha Weakley of Frederick, Gwendolyn Jones of Atlanta, Ga., Diane Montgomery of Midland, Pearlie Mae Bell of Calvert, Rachel Lockett of Dallas and Nellie Vine of Los Angeles, Calif.; eight sons, Alton O´Neal of Midland, Larry and Harry Washington, both of Weatherford, Okla., Archie O´Neal of Olton, Terry O´Neal and Timothy Johnson, both of Frederick, Craig Jefferson of Altus, Okla., and Datron Shaw of Lubbock; five sisters, Willie Mae Goodin of Bryant, Cornelia O´Neal, Lillian Glover and Naomi O´Neal, all of Dallas, and Pearl Moorer of Midland; 39 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Two sons, two sisters and three brothers are deceased.
 

Marie C. Rager

Private graveside services for Marie C. Rager, 72, of Chicago, Ill., will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.

Mrs. Rager died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 3, 1925.

Survivors include one son, George Rager of Plainview; three daughters, Georgette Rybak and Linda Stromberg, both of Chicago, and Bonnie Moore of Houston; 12 grandchildren, including Jessica Rager of Plainview and George Rager of Lockney; nine great-grandchildren, including Christopher Rager of Lockney.

Her husband, George F. Rager, is deceased.
 

Mary E. Smith

OLTON - Funeral services for Mary E. Smith, 88, are pending with Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.

Wanna Sue Garmon

GROOM - Graveside services for Wanna Sue Garmon, 47, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Groom Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Campbell officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Johnson-Moore Funeral Home in Denison.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in Dewey Methodist Church in Dewey, Okla.

Mrs. Garmon died Sunday, May 10, 1998, in Texoma Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 11, 1950, in Groom, the daughter of Ora Lea Burgdorf Garmon and the late Walter Marvin Garmon. She was an ordained minister in the Methodist Church. She was employed by the State of Oklahoma and lived in Bartlesville.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Walter Garmon of Weatherford; five brothers, Mike Garmon of Plainview, Dr. John Garmon of Sanford, Fla., Steve Garmon of McLean, Va., Dr. Robert Garmon of Aledo and Randy Garmon of Springtown; and one sister, Carol Anne Garmon of Amarillo.

The family will be at 1507 Ennis Street in Plainview. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church in Groom or to a favorite charity.
 

Joyce Ann Johnson

Funeral services for Joyce Ann Johnson, 59, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Bob Nichols, pastor of Calvary Cathedral in Fort Worth, and the Rev. Keith Johnson, her brother-in-law and pastor of Christian Centre in Saskatchewan, Canada, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 1998, at her residence.

She was born March 9, 1939, in Decatur. She grew up in Fort Worth where she attended schools. She moved to Spearman in 1969 where she assisted her husband, the Rev. Kenneth Johnson, with a church and also churches in Lavern and Lawton, Okla.

She moved to Plainview in 1978 to help her husband pastor Evangel Temple (now Faith Family Church) and led prayer groups and hosted “Words of Wisdom” on KKYN radio. She enjoyed gardening.

On Dec. 4, 1954, she married Kenneth Johnson in Gainesville.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Terri Atkinson, Deborah L. Farley and Freddie Jean Bothwell, all of Plainview; a son, Leslie Scott Johnson of Fort Worth; a brother, Andrew Jackson Scroggins of Plano; her stepfather, Harold C. Baxter of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Charles Vaughn

OLTON - Funeral services for Charles Clifton “Slats” Vaughn, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Main Street Church of Christ with Rick Harper, minister, officiating.

His body was donated to science.

Mr. Vaughn died Sunday, May 10, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born June 18, 1927, in Fairy. He graduated from Olton High School in 1945 and served with the U.S. Army. He attended Texas Tech University and worked for the State of Colorado. He retired from U-Haul International in 1986 and moved back to Olton in 1992 from Malvern, Ark.

On April 17, 1975, he married Bettye Lee in Grapevine.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Charla Viehe of Enid, Okla., and Milta Walsh of Aurora, Colo.; two stepsons, Robert Scott of Grandview and Todd Scott of Duncanville; two stepdaughters, Kaye Vassallo of Pottsboro and Lani Stewart of Grand Prairie; and 14 grandchildren.

His first wife, Claudine Allen, died in 1988.

The family suggests memorials to Olton Ambulance Association, Drawer Q, Olton, TX 79064.
 

Earl Shackelford

LAMESA - Graveside services for Earl Shackelford, 85, will be at 2 p.m. today in Lamesa Cemetery.

Burial arrangements are by Branon Funeral Home.

Mr. Shackelford died Saturday, May 9, 1998, in Medical Arts Hospital.

He was born May 11, 1912, in Auburn, Ky. He was a rancher at the C.C. Slaughter Ranch, a member of Second Baptist Church and Dawson County Sheriff´s Posse.

Survivors include a daughter, June Dollarhide of Mesquite; two sons, Hardy and J.B. Shackelford, both of Saltillo, Miss.; three sisters, Ruth Richardson of Hale Center, Frances Page of Eagle Point, Ore., and Elsie Kilgore of Maui, Hawaii; a brother, Joe C. Shackelford of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Dutch Darren Culp

In memory of Dutch Darren Culp, who died Feb. 7, 1998, flags were lowered to half staff in Memorial Circle today on the Texas Tech campus.

Mr. Culp, a senior science major in the Department of Engineering, was remembered by his fellow students during this flag-lowering service.

A memorial service was held Feb. 17 in Plainview.

He was born Jan. 21, 1972, in Plainview. He grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School where he was a drummer in the band.

Survivors include his mother, Patsy Culp of Plainview and her partner, Bob Fines; his father and stepmother, Joel and Sonja Culp of Plainview; a brother, Ted Culp of Big Sky, Mont.; and his grandmother, Lois Culp of Plainview.
 

J.D. Bench

AMHERST - Graveside services for J.D. Bench, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fairlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Alan Berry, pastor of Rocky Ford Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield.

Mr. Bench died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Knight´s Nursing Home in Littlefield.

He was born March 2, 1916, in Red Springs and had lived in Amherst since 1924. He worked as an auto mechanic and served with the Amherst Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a member of the Woodmen of the World.

He married Reba Hartman on Feb. 13, 1938, in Clovis, N.M. She died Dec. 23, 1967. He married Ila Lee Kennedy in 1970. She died in January 1972. In 1976 he married Alma Goodin.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dale and Dan Bench, both of Fort Worth; two sisters, Vera Richards of Plainview and Ollie Onstead of Littlefield; and four granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials to the Amherst Volunteer Fire Department or to the American Cancer Society.
 

Christine Perry

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Christine Perry, 75, will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Oakwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Stan Blevins, pastor of Highland Baptist Church, and the Rev. Cleve Haley, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Perry died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, in St. Mary Hospital.

She was born in Fayetteville, Tenn., and moved to Reagan County, Texas from Tennessee at the age of six. She moved to Hale County and graduated from Hale Center High School in 1941 as salutatorian. She moved to Lubbock from Bovina in 1958 and worked as office manager for Tom Perry State Farm Insurance Agency.

She was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church, the Progressive Study Club and Theta Sorority.

On Oct. 23, 1949, she married Tom J. Perry in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Mike Perry of Amarillo; one sister, Harlene Wery of Wyandotte, Mich.; and two granddaughters, Michaella Perry of Austin and Sarah Beth Perry of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to Oakwood Baptist Church, 6002 Ave. U, Lubbock, TX 79412.
 

Donald E. Rogers

TULIA - Funeral servicers for Donald Eddie Rogers, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace funeral Home.

Mr. Rogers died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 19, 1929, in Hatfield, Ark. He attended schools in Hatfield and Mena, Ark., and lived in California and Colorado for several years. He moved to Nebraska for two years and in 1983 he moved to Tulia. He was self employed in public services in the Tulia area and owned the first video store in Tulia.

He married Joyce VanSickle on April 21, 1974, in Ordway, Colo.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dana Tate of Hot Springs, Ark., and Kati Rogers of Tulia; three sons, Donald L. Rogers of Colorado Springs, David E. Rogers of Tulia and Shane C. Rogers of Loveland; one brother, Phillip “Bud” Rogers of Waldron, Ark.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Day, Paul Swanson, Jim Ober, Weldon Smith, Joe Lavender, and Joe Sanders.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.

Navarre Bain

TURKEY - Funeral services for Navarre Bain, 59, of Amarillo, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Julius Early, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Bain died Thursday, April 16, 1998, in Amarillo.

He was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Lubbock, the son of the late Gordon and Marjorie Bain. He graduated from Turkey High School in 1957 and served in the military.

He was a self-employed owner/operator in the trucking industry.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Billy Joe (Jinna Sue) Turner of Lockney; a nephew, Kevin Turner of Dallas; a niece, Mrs. Tim (Stephanie) Parker of Canyon; a great-niece and a great-nephew.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, First United Methodist Church or to the Crown of Texas Hospice, 100 S. Jefferson, Amarillo, TX 79101.
 

Hayden Neie

Funeral services for Hayden Neie, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Neie died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1998, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born March 27, 1910, in Cranfills Gap where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Plainview in 1947 and attended Draughan´s Business College. She worked as secretary for the principal at Plainview High School, retiring in 1975.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On July 26, 1928, she married Arthur Neie in Hamilton County. He died July 12, 1990.

Survivors include one daughter, Mavelyn Wilson of Fort Worth; two sons, Durwood Neie of Amarillo and Van Elroy Neie of West LaFayette, Ind.; one brother, Floyd Sorley of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Jewel Sellers of Hamilton and Minerva Sutherland of New Orleans, La.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church.
 

Dwayne Painter

EDMONSON - Funeral services for Dwayne Murel “D.M.” Painter, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rush Coffman, pastor of Anton First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Painter died at 10:09 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 1998, in the emergency room at Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Local 1429 Carpenters Union.

He moved to Edmonson in 1928 from Oklahoma and lived in Dallas from 1971 to 1988, when he returned to Edmonson. He was a farmer until 1969 then was a carpenter, retiring in 1988.

On Aug. 6, 1946, he married Pat Pace in Athens, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Susan Schwab of Lubbock; one son, Tommy Painter of Edmonson; one brother, Albert Painter of Edmonson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two sisters and three brothers are deceased.
 

Vic Watts

BROWNFIELD - Funeral services for Vic Denton Watts, 77, will be at 4 p.m. today in Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Jack Matlock, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery with Masonic services and flag presentation.

Mr. Watts died at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1998, in Brownfield Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 14, 1920, in Jones County. He attended Ackerly schools and West Texas State University. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. Following the war he farmed in the Wellman community and moved into Brownfield in 1969. He retired from farming in 1972.

He was a member and past master of Brownfield Masonic Lodge 903, Lubbock Scottish Rite and Wellman Baptist Church.

He was a retired farmer.

He married Winniefird Mobley on Dec. 7, 1947, in Wellman.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Vicki) Thompson of Mustang, Okla., and Mrs. Woody (Patti) Lindsey of Denver City; two sisters, Jackie Hodges of Tulia and Lynda Kay Folmar of Austin; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Guadalupe Arroyos Sr.

LUBBOCK - Funeral Mass for Guadalupe Arroyos Sr., 63, of Amarillo were at 2 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim O´Conner officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park by Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Arroyos died Thursday, April 23, 1998, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Brackettville. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

On Sept. 7, 1955, he married Rebecca Garcia in Del Rio.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Guadalupe Jr., Raul and Hector Arroyos Sr., all of Lubbock; four daughters, Norma Arroyos Briones, Nelda Arroyos Garcia, Nora Arroyos Munoz and Nancy Arroyos Castro, all of Lubbock; five brothers, Jose Maria Arroyos of Hereford, Geraldo Arroyos of Plainview, Herminio Arroyos of Hereford, Daniel Arroyos of Brackettville and Castulo Arroyos of Dallas; three sisters, Rafaela Arroyos Diaz of Woodrow, Josie Arroyos Ramirez of Orlando, Fla., and Mary Arroyos Carrasco of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
 

Janice E. Baker

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Janice E. Baker, 46, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the New Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Matthew Veals, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Ms. Baker died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 11, 1952, in Silverton. She attended Silverton schools and was a member of New Fellowship Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and choir director.

Survivors include a daughter, LaToya Baker of Amarillo; a son, Clifton D. Baker of Silverton; her mother, Dorothy Baker of Silverton; four brothers, Kelsie Baker Jr., of Amarillo, Bill Baker of Kress, Jerry Baker of Plainview and Eddie Baker of Seattle, Wash.; and two sisters, Erma Mitchell and Ann Baker, both of Amarillo.

Her father, Kelsie Baker, and a brother, Charlie Baker, are deceased.
 

Lucille Foxworth

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Lucille Foxworth, 90, are pending with Moore-Rose-White funeral Home.

Ms. Foxworth died Monday, April 27, 1998.
 

Santos Gonzales

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Santos Gonzales, 75, of Plainview, were at 10 a.m. today in the San Jose Catholic Church with Monsignor Tim Schwertner, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Lockney by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday in the same church.

Mr. Gonzales died Sunday, April 26, 1998, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Seguin. He moved to Lockney and farmed and also worked for Floyd Jackson until he retired.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosa Villa of Seguin and Gloria Garcia of Lockney; two sisters, Jovita Gonzales and Cruz Rodriguez, both of Plainview; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 

Johnny Norfleet

COTTON CENTER - Funeral services for Johnny Norfleet, 37, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Land, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center.

Mr. Norfleet died at 5:14 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 16, 1961 in Hale Center. He graduated from Cotton Center High School and South Plains College. He worked at Struve´s Implement in Abernathy for 15 years before becoming a farmer.

He was a pilot and enjoyed flying and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his companion, Wilma Barclay; his parents, Charles and Shelby Norfleet of Cotton Center; two sisters, Catherine Simmons of Hobbs, N.M., and Beverly Hendon of Hale Center; his grandmother, Bonnie Claycomb of Plainview; and two nephews, Kyle and Kevin Simmons of Hobbs.

Pallbearers will be John Starnes, Joe McFerrin, David McBeth, Danny Sageser, Rodney Tullis, Randy Quisenberry, Bobby Taylor and Harold Harbor.

The family suggests memorials to the Hale County Farm and Ranch Museum, P.O. Box 834, Hale Center, TX 79041.


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